Takashi Yamamoto, born 12 April 1983 in Nagano. Graduated with honours from Tokyo’s Toho University Music Department. Currently a student of Piotr Paleczny at the Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw.
Won third prize at the 56th International Prague Spring Music Competition and the Kamenikova Special Prize for the youngest finalist of the Competition, 2004.
Winner of fifth prize at the International Paderewski Piano Competition in Bydgoszcz, 2004 and of first and special prizes for the best performing of Chopin’s works at the International Seiler Piano Competition in Kitzingen (Germany) in May 2005.
In October 2005 won fourth prize at the International Frederick Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw. In 2006 won Silver Medal at the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, a prestigious piano competition held in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Takshi Yamamoto gives concerts in many countries. He also came back several times with concerts to Poland, he played, among others, at the International Chopin Festival in Duszniki-Zdrój. He recorded two albums with works by Fryderyk Chopin for the Japanese label Avex Group